Good first degree or equivalent in relevant subject area like economics and/or accounting.
Months of entry
Are you interested in studying within our highly ranked Department and well respected Essex Business School? Our joint MSc Accounting and Financial Economics offers compulsory modules evenly split between both. Economics modules cover mathematical methods and the analysis of financial markets. Essex Business School modules include Management Accounting and Issues in Financial Reporting, so you gain in-depth knowledge of the use of accounting information in organisational control and decision making, plus the use of financial statements and the problems of measurement and disclosure.
Graduates will be well placed for success in decision making in the interface between economics and accounting. Key skills include analytical reasoning, mathematical methods and the evaluation of business accounts.
Our Department of Economics maintains a world-class reputation for our outstanding quality research and teaching. We were ranked joint third in the UK in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE, December 2008), reflecting our well-established reputation for excellence. Many of our staff, who are world renowned experts in their fields, have been elected to leadership roles in learned societies and have been editors of leading economics journals.
Essex economists are engaged in a variety of research networks and collaborate with economists at other universities in the UK and overseas. Much of our research is related to policy and we often provide advice to government and non-government organisations. The top quality of our work is reflected in our stream of publications in high profile academic journals like Economic Journal, Journal of Econometrics, American Economic Journal and Journal of the European Economic Association.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
We offer many funding opportunities to support talented postgraduates, ranging from research council studentships and University scholarships to awards funded by charities and other external organisations. For more information, visit our website at: www.essex.ac.uk
Qualification and course duration
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written/ formal examinations||25|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||25|
|Dissertation||50 (10000 words)|
Course contact details
- Graduate Administrator
- +44 (0)1206 872647